Demonstrators were beaten and will be tried
On 29 January the Rivne oblast militia handed to the court the case of ten participants of the action Ukraine without Kuchma, who are accused of disobedience to militiamen. The representatives of the left and national-patriotic parties are sued for the attempt to organize a picket on a town square. Before this the town authorities had refused to give the permission for this picket. The court session of 29 January was postponed, since several protestants had been brutally beaten by militiamen and still stayed at a hospital (some had their ribs broken). Four of the victims started a hunger-strike, demanding to bring to responsibility Anatoliy Bondarchuk, the head of the Rivne oblast militia.